Projects can be exciting and energizing or depressing and terrifying! Why are projects such a difficult prospect for disorganized people?
It's because a project holds numerous decisions, steps and goals all wrapped up in one big package! Where do we begin? HOW do we begin?
I personally love the "SUN-Project" way of breaking down the huge project into small to-do items:
Draw a large circle on your project paper or board - write the name of the project inside the sun.
Now draw lines, or rays, coming out of the big circle (like you drew the sun and rays when you were in elementary school)
Now label each ray as one of the larger jobs within your project; wedding venue, wedding day, rehearsal, food, decor,
Now draw small branches coming off the large rays; like tree branches with new growth stems
The small branches will be the individual tasks required for each large ray or line. For a wedding rehearsal you might add a small branch for: menu, church decor, tux fitting,
By choosing only one small branch to work on at a time, you're minimizing the big project and turning it into small "to-do" lists.
Slow and steady - work one branch at a time and you'll end up with a completed FULL PROJECT!